Sanders: Clinton’s Embrace Of Obama Is A Ploy For Black Votes

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February 19, 2016 12:34 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday accused rival Hillary Clinton of embracing President Obama to curry favor with black voters.

“You know Hillary Clinton now is trying to embrace the President as closely — as she possibly can. Everything the President does is wonderful. She loves the President, he loves her and all that stuff,” Sanders said in an excerpt of a half-hour BET special featuring himself and Clinton published by Indie Wire.

“And we know what that’s about,” he continued. “That’s trying to win support from the African American community where the President is enormously popular.”

But Sanders maintained his opinion that Obama has not lived up to the burden of leadership.

“I have enormous respect for the President,” Sanders added. “He’s a friend. We have worked together. I think he has done a great job in many respects. But you know what? Like any other human being, he is wrong on certain issues.”

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